Friday, 19 May 2017

Inspired By Machines,

drawn and manufactured for the New York Art Director Club in 2015, 

 the Rockwell Group asked designers/artists at Larose Guyon to create an distinctive piece of art for the EMC2 Hotel’s lobby,

 the sculpture had to be interactive, 

 by revisiting the zoetrope, a table top a forerunner to cinema invented in 1834 by William George Horner and Simon von Stampfer, the viewer looks through a small aperture to see the show, Larose Guyon was inspired to create their own new way to animate objects,

forty-four pairs of laser-cut copper wings are arranged inside a large wheel which is cranked by hand. Looking inside while turning the hand crank will give life to the otherwise motionless display,

and here is how it was made, and what it looks like in motion, amazing!

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